bola fuego españa
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At 10:34 pm on November 12th, a spectacular fireball blazed over southern Spanish skies. The event was registered by the University of Huelva, in the Astronomical Complex of La Hita (Toledo), and by the observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville.

According to Professor José María Madiedo's (University of Huelva) analysis, the fireball entered the atmosphere as a fragment of comet Encke, at a speed above 110,000 kilometers per hour. It exploded at a height of approximately 101 km over the North of Granada province. It travelled fast towards the North-West and extinguished itself at an altitude of 60km South of Jaen Province, and more specifically, it followed an almost vertical path towards the town of Arbuniel.